Chickenpox deaths reach 6

Complications resulting from chickenpox (varicella) infections have led to the deaths of 6 children in two regions - Piura and La Libertad. According to a local news report, complications occur in approximately 40% of infections. La Libertad has reported a total of 115 chickenpox cases this year. The varicella vaccine is not included in the National Immunisation Schedule. Read more

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